In the best of all possible worlds, such actions wouldn't be necessary. In the current climate, boycotting social media might spark a return to a robust marketplace of ideas.
"I want to be clear that the comments I made are not indicative of who I am or who I've become in the years since."
Social media platforms and governments are "voluntarily" teaming up to ban "violent extremist content." What could go wrong?
The AFL-CIO's Twitter account appears to endorse a workers' revolution.
Resist when politicians declare that speech (even radical speech) is a “threat to our democracy.”
Classifying heavy internet use as medical addiction leads to bad policy and inferior patient care.
Right after 290 people were killed in a series of Easter Sunday bombings
"Feeling cute, might just gas some inmates today, IDK."
'Nobody Wants To See a Government Speech Police': Senate Republicans Threaten To Regulate Facebook and Twitter
They say the social media companies display a bias against conservatives.
Will a thirst to punish Silicon Valley destroy our liberty?
In a now-deleted Facebook post, Loudoun County deputies brag about a drug bust, get dragged, and likely don't learn any lessons.
Hide Those Memes, Folks! Europe Passes Massive Online Copyright Changes That Will Lead to Censorship
Do you have a license to link to that story? Will your sexy Tinder photo get confused with a celebrity's?
Q&A with political strategist Liz Mair.
With big tech helping government officials to control the sharing of information, we need to support alternatives to undermine their censorious efforts.
Plus: SCOTUS declines Hawaii lesbian case, UC stands by professor in free speech standoff, and ACLU warns of "privacy Trojan horse."
Nobody in the media should be supporting an elected official trying to control what speech online platforms allow.
There's no room for errors and online platforms face huge fines, likely encouraging overly broad takedowns.
"Google and Facebook should not be a law unto themselves. They should not be able to discriminate against conservatives."
When absurd ghost stories are passed off as actual journalism
After a harm reduction advocate slammed a hardy but misleading factoid, users who retweeted his message complained that they had been shadowbanned.
But what she did wasn't actually illegal.
The media are supposed to fight censorship. But to protect their financial interests, some European publishers want to mandate it.
Plus: Rapper 21 Savage released from ICE custody and more details on how Homeland Security scammed immigrant students
Plus: Nancy Pelosi on the "Green New Deal"; John Boehner, cannabis lobbyist
How big hotel chains became arms of the surveillance state.
Plus: Author Zadie Smith talking cultural appropriation, and Budweiser versus Big Corn
Gun buyers, gay lovers, cannabis customers, and Yelp users are just a few of the groups that benefit from this federal law.
Plus: FDA greenlights new 23andMe test, Kamala Harris gets the Onion treatment, and nobody likes Trump's new shutdown salve.
Covingtongate, Buzzfeed's bomb, Baby Hitler, Kamalamentum…maybe it's time to pull the plug.
Plus: Kamala Harris officially enters the 2020 race and Google News may leave the E.U.
"We shouldn't have to think about self-censoring what we say online."
Author and sex worker Maggie McNeill was suspended from Twitter Tuesday for a hyperbolic comment about burning the White House down.
On Monday, a federal appeals court considered Grindr's guilt in a case involving app-based impersonators.
Social media platforms have every right to do whatever the hell they want, but they shouldn't really do much speech policing at all.
A Barberton judge just sentenced a woman to jail, house arrest, and a year without social media for repeating a rumor about a pellet gun at school.
One year after Net Neutrality, connection speed is up, the discrimination critics feared is non-existent, and the debate about Internet regulation is abysmal.
Also: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez owns the cons while spouting policy B.S.
Facebook Cripples Community Organizing With Overzealous Attempts to Stop Russian Trolls: Reason Roundup
Plus: Trump changes his mind about military spending and why Rand Paul hates Trump's new attorney general pick.
New rules ban erotic art, talk of shared sexual interests, kink groups, and anything that "encourages sexual encounters between adults."